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Submitted by VirtualKatz 347d ago | opinion piece

New Fuse Trailer Shows Off an Impressive Looking Title; We Shouldn’t Have Doubted the Pro’s

VG Republic Writes: Fuse is a major dark horse in a year that is probably the worst possible time frame to bring a title such as this out. Not only that, the game hasn’t been fully shown off to the public until today in regards to anything about the story of the title or what should draw consumers to the game other than being a co-op shooter. Then there is the artwork, and well, we’ll just stop there. Three strikes and you’re out, as it is one of the most competitive markets that we have seen in this generation; there are blockbusters coming at gamers at every turn, but that might be just a little premature. Fuse is looking, after the reel that hit the web today, like an impressive feat for a company that has been looking for an identity after the Resistance series began to sputter on the PlayStation 3. Electronic Arts went out on a limb with Insomniac wanting to attempt something new, but that limb is looking much stronger and showing that Fuse has it’s rightful place in the market, even amongst the largest year in gaming we’ve seen possibly in this entire generation. We shouldn’t have doubted the pro’s. (Fuse, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Sevir  +   348d ago
Wowo, i saw some strafing like in Rachet and Clank.
I really love the game the more I see it. I'm gonna get it.
ShugaCane  +   348d ago
Looks very generic to me...
Sevir  +   348d ago
LOL
Good for you, i'm glad we dont have the same eyes!
nirwanda  +   346d ago
To me it looks like a 4 player coop game where everyone has different skills and the name fuse suggests that they join together to make one big character a bit like powerrangers
Root  +   346d ago
So true

"We Shouldn’t Have Doubted the Pro’s"

Oh just stop it....defending a company that used to be great and now is making a generic game for a horrible publisher.
LOL_WUT  +   346d ago
This game looks horrible good luck to Insomniac ;)
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Braid  +   346d ago
I watched the trailer, and I'm still doubting it.
shivvy24  +   346d ago
The trailer gave off a RESISTANCE 2 vibe !! i like what i see
ATi_Elite  +   346d ago
LMAO
Wow Another Insomniac title YES I'm so happy!

(It's a Multiplat and not a Sony Exclusive)

"Oh it looks generic"!

"Oh just stop it....defending a company that used to be great and now is making a generic game for a horrible publisher".

"This game looks horrible good luck to Insomniac"

"I watched the trailer, and I'm still doubting it."

"If they were truly great devs, they'd have made a better, more creative game."

"graphics and animation look like poop"

wow looks like the Sony faithful have turned on insomniac like a Rabid Dog turning on it's Master......So funny!!!
MysticStrummer  +   346d ago
We could find quotes from people who hated on Insomniac until they went multiplat too. I wonder why you don't bother to mention that fact? Hmmm...
blue_flowers  +   348d ago
this game looks like a homage to every mediocre action game ever made.not sure why insomniac felt that this was a good idea to go through with making a game. ultimately we'll have to see when it comes and and is playable but judging by these trailers FUSE looks really generic, not bad, just generic.
kneon  +   346d ago
From the trailers we've seen so far it seems to be lacking the personality, charm and humor of the original overstrike trailer. Basically it's missing everything that made me want to buy overstrike day one.
SegataSanshiro  +   346d ago
Do you even Vanquish?
Temporary  +   347d ago
Im a huge Insomniac fan and have always respected them as a developer ... but I have to say this trailer didnt excite me one bit. It left me wondering about that giant guy in the background blasting away ... like "wtf is that guy?" but aside from that it just looked very "default" to me.

I'll gamefly it for sure though, hopefully ill be pleasantly surprised.
Knushwood Butt  +   346d ago
I think that big guy has been at the fuse, or something...

Haze 2?
Ilovetheps4  +   347d ago
Something about the game is just missing in my opinion. And also based on that trailer, the graphics did not look good at all. I just don't know what to say about it. I really want to like it because Insomniac is making it, but at the end of the day I can't get excited about it. It just doesn't look right. I'll try the demo though. Maybe it'll surprise me.
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GamersRulz  +   347d ago
Insomniac are great devs, looking forward for FUSE.
ironfist92  +   346d ago
If they were truly great devs, they'd have made a better, more creative game.
thebrownbox  +   346d ago
You have no clue how good this game is... Quit being a god damn troll.
SolidDuck  +   347d ago
If insomniac wasnt developing this it wouldn't even be on my radar. It looks like generic trash. Ill have to check it out prob cause insomniac doesn't really make bad games. Although the r&c full frontal assault was garbage. Hope there's a demo for fuse.
Reborn  +   346d ago
There is. May 7th.
Dirtnapstor  +   346d ago
Unfortunately it'll get lost in the sea of excellent games that are beginning to unfold. Insomniac is a good developer, they should have known better...probable an EA predicament.
They should have held on to the Overstrike style and doctored it up with the power of the next-gen consoles.
Despite it all, I think FUSE will be a great game. Hopefully it will do good.
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VsAssassin  +   347d ago
Aside from the intriguing giant enemy in the trailer, I am not interested in this game one bit. It's sad really because I want Insomniac to have another IP, but I think their partnership with EA isn't really a good move.

Further, straying away from the light-hearted initial comic theme of this game (aka Overstrike) made more harm than good to Insomniac. Shame, I was looking forward to comical ways to take down enemies had they retained this art style. It reminded me of Team Fortress 2. Fuse is a different story.
SeanScythe  +   347d ago
I've played the Resistance and R&C series....but.... I don't know about this game. I'll give the demo a try and maybe that will change my view. I wasn't happy to see it 3rd person I wanted first person.
poopsack  +   346d ago
The trailer looks great, but at the end of the day when you look at the gameplay itself, it has nothing that truly makes you want to pick this title over anything else, which is sad.
abzdine  +   346d ago
graphics and animation look like poop
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Jek_Porkins  +   346d ago
I sense a lot of anger in the comments, but the game looks pretty good to me, hopefully it does well for them. I'm going to try the demo next week and base a purchase on how well it plays.
Lazarus69  +   346d ago
Not anger just disapointment some of us know how creative insomniac can be.It's lacking in anything creative and just comes across as generic
RuleofOne343  +   346d ago
Day one buy & to the haters Piss off.
Knushwood Butt  +   346d ago
Co-op could be fun, but apart from that, erm...
DeadIIIRed  +   346d ago
Compared to what this game is up against this year, they're going to be in for a rough time
DonCombino24  +   346d ago
All you Playstation fanboys call it "Generic" cuz your mad Insomniac went Multi-platform... I bet none of you know who founded your beloved ND Studios
Sevir  +   346d ago
I have to laugh at everyone dismissing it because the artstyle is now realistic over the cartoon
concept visuals of a CGI video debut at E311

I guess the word generic is what people love to throw around long before they even played the game.

I'm 100% sure this game will surprise alot of people who play it. I wish this community here on N4G or even on the web in general, wasn't such a whiny complaining bunch.

Pretty much anything that has come out of the Burbank Studio has been gold, even the less Polished R2 stands pretty well.

Generic are games that piggy back of the brand name and ceases to innovate... The Call of Duty Brand has become generic and stale. Cooki cutter save for minor tweaks, but people still manage to run out and excuse it's stagnant state of progress and Insomniac 3rd person coop game gets labeled with generic, because of an art style change?

No one outside of Insomniac and EA even knew what Overstrike looked like in gameplay format, all we had was a humorous CGI trailer that introduced the character and everyone is up over arms over that without playing it.

DMC, TR, AC3, B:AO, ME3... LOL this gen has taught me that gamers these days love to start fires for no reason.

Disagree away. There is a Demo coming next week. Play the demo next week and then make up your mind.
RememberThe357  +   346d ago
What about this trailer looked interesting to you? If I'm whining by saying I'm disappointed then so be it. But the fact remains that I expect a lot of these guys and they're not delivering. I'm not saying I know how the game is going to turn out but there is nothing wrong with voicing decent when you feel like your being let down. Trailers are supposed to make games look fun and they couldn't even do that. That doesn't bode well.

There is a bigger issue at Insomniac now days. It started with R2 and how they seemed to do everything the fans didn't want them to do. Then they have these Ratchet games that have fallen off dramatically. It's like they've run out of ideas. Instead of doing something new to get their creative juices flowing they push out this generic looking mess that looks like it'll go the way of Socom and MAG, large expectations and zero delivery.

Something needs to change at Insomniac or they'll go the way of Zipper. I wanted to like this game, I really like new grounded look, but the gameplay (the most important part) looks boring and about 5 years late. I'm a fan of Insomniac and shooters and I hope this game is dope when it comes out, but so far I've been really disappointed with what I've seen.
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Prcko  +   346d ago
enough shooters for this gen,skipping this
Swiftcricket  +   346d ago
Normally like Insomniac's work and was excited about this while it was still Overstrike but now I don't know. :/

Will try the demo but not expecting much.
thebrownbox  +   346d ago
This game hasn't changed a whole lot since overstrike.... Its the same characters and it still has humor. All the new trailers are just in-game. The original overstrike trailer was a cg movie. Of course it will look a little different.
Swiftcricket  +   345d ago
I'm sure those are all in still just preferred the art style they had before they went with a more realistic approach. The art style was all I had to go by before and I liked it. Now the game looks kinda generic in art style and the newly revealed game play does too so it's just taken a positive and turned it into a negative while adding another negative (just in my opinion of course). Hope it turns out better than it looks though I don't want Insomniac to fall on their face they're a great company. And I'm all for more good co-op games.

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